Thursday, October 19, 2017
The debut poetry collection from Ocean Vuong, assistant professor in the English department's MFA program for poets and writers, has been named a finalist for the 25th T.S. Eliot Prize, the United Kingdom's most lucrative and prestigious poetry prize.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".
Monday, August 14, 2017
The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow.